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The Pointer launches for Brampton readers
2 years ago

The Pointer launches for Brampton readers

“In a city with 700,000 people, roughly, (and) only one (English-language print) media outlet, it leaves a big space for others to come in:” Joel Wittenbel.
Over 250 Canadian news media outlets have closed in the last 10 years
2 years ago

Over 250 Canadian news media outlets have closed in the last 10 years

According to data collected by the Local News Research Project, a majority of closures have been community papers.
New report finds newspaper cuts bad news for local political coverage
2 years ago

New report finds newspaper cuts bad news for local political coverage

Public Policy Forum research could indicate that local newspapers are being saturated by wire service stories, rather than featuring local political coverage.
The future of local news is one bound with our own
2 years ago

The future of local news is one bound with our own

By illuminating both the values and challenges besetting local journalism, we can reimagine a new day for local news.
Inside a small town newsroom in a time of news poverty
2 years ago

Inside a small town newsroom in a time of news poverty

At the The Chatham Daily News and Chatham-Kent This Week, reporters have had to change with the times.
How Ottawa should spend its $50 million to support local news
2 years ago

How Ottawa should spend its $50 million to support local news

Who holds officials accountable when cities like Thunder Bay, Ont., rife with political and racial tensions, have no local reporters?
A study in news poverty in Thunder Bay
3 years ago

A study in news poverty in Thunder Bay

When a massive corruption scandal erupted in Thunder Bay, where were the newspaper reporters?
New survey investigates state of smaller-market newspapers in Canada
3 years ago

New survey investigates state of smaller-market newspapers in Canada

By  •  News, Education
The Canadian data will be compared to the results of the U.S. questionnaire, as well as results from Spain and Austria where the survey is also being conducted.
The CRTC’s “Big Telecom” blind spot
3 years ago

The CRTC’s “Big Telecom” blind spot

Critics say the CRTC’s policies fail to address the needs of smaller, independent broadcasters.
As local media outlets close, Ontario mayors struggle with how to get information to the public
3 years ago

As local media outlets close, Ontario mayors struggle with how to get information to the public

In some communities, internet access is so limited municipalities can’t rely on social media as a replacement for news.